Ten Comedians Who Could Replace David Letterman

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  • Donald Glover
  • JB Smoove
  • Wanda Sykes
  • Dave Chappelle
  • Aisha Tyler
  • Chris Rock
  • Whoopi Goldberg
  • Maya Rudolph
  • Kevin Hart
  • Wayne Brady

Wanda Sykes

Sykes comes in with something most of the people on this list don't have: experience in late night. The comedienne hosted her own post-primetime talk show, The Wanda Sykes Show, from 2009-2010 and became a mainstream favorite in films like Monster-in-Law, Evan Almighty and Rio. Sykes would bring a much-needed dose of feminine energy, and sass, to the Late Show.

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